Thanks to research from Dr. Ascienzo, a leader in consumer research, we have compiled on what to expect this weekend. To determine which airports had the greatest surge in delayed flights, Ascienzo compared the total number of delayed flights, which included departures and arrivals, for the Thursday directly before Memorial Day weekend to the Thursday prior.
In the study, they found that Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania experiences the most drastic increase in delayed flights before Memorial Day weekend, increasing from 121 to 208 with a near 72% increase. The second largest increase in delayed flights occurs at La Guardia Airport in New York, where the number of flights increases from 200 to 322 for a 61% increase. The third largest increase takes place at Boston Logan International Airport in Massachusetts, rising from 204 to 313 for a near 53% increase. On the other hand, Oakland International Airport in California, William P. Hobby Airport in Texas, and Miami International Airport in Florida accounted for the three smallest increases before the Memorial Day weekend, each increasing by less than 3%.
Where Are the Delays the Worst? Flights out of John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York City are delayed the most in the country over the Memorial day weekend - average delay times are 61 – 63 minutes.
Where Are there the Most Delays? Philadelphia International Airport, La Guardia Airport and Logan International Airport see a 53-72% increase in delayed flights over the Memorial Day weekend.
Extra Time Consumers Should Factor Into their Travel Plans: Consumers flying out over the Memorial Day weekend can expect 44-minute delays on average. And the worst day for delays is the Thursdaybefore Memorial Day weekend.